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Ghost Centerpiece Craft with Video

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Make ghostly homemade Halloween decorations with this video craft project from Terri O. Use cheese cloth to create a ghost centerpiece for your Halloween table. Scroll down to watch the Halloween craft video. Homemade Halloween decorations are a wonderful way to pass the time while waiting for the big day to arrive. These Halloween decorating ideas will add a touch of spookiness to any costume party or creepy banquet. Bring these Halloween craft ideas to life and they will keep your house haunted.


Ghost Centerpiece
 

Materials:

  • Cheese cloth
  • Scissors
  • Fabric stiffener ( I used Stiffy by Plaid)
  • Small container
  • Splat mat (I highly recommend you get one of these! They are great for many reasons www.herrschners.com )
  • Black felt for eyes and mouth
  • Small terra cotta pot
  • Styrofoam (1 to fit snuggly inside the pot and 1 large for the head and 2 small for the arms.)
  • Wood dowels
  • Plastic wrap

Instructions:

  1. Make a form for your ghost. This is how I made mine but you can come up with your own idea too. Insert the large Styrofoam ball into the pot. Insert the dowel into the Styrofoam and add the head to the top. Insert dowels into the Styrofoam for the arms. Wrap plastic wrap around the Styrofoam so that the cheesecloth won’t stick.
     
  2. Cut a piece of cheesecloth making sure it is big enough to drape over the form.
     
  3. Set the pot on the mat in a place where you can leave it over night.
     
  4. Saturate the cloth with Stiffy and drape over your form. Mold it and shape it the way you like it. Let dry.
     
  5. Once dry pull out the form and cut round eyes and a mouth. Glue it to your ghost.

 


 

 

With this collection of 31 Halloween craft ideas, you can find more great Halloween craft projects for every day of October.

 

 

 



 

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Reviews

How can you call it the cutest ghost decoration ever, really?

IncurableRomanticist

What website for your shirt that you mention?

flowerlady700

Wouldn't this look really spooktacular with a battery operated candle under it?

smartie 2872569

Very easy and good craft to do with children

Chef 14426

I've made the Halloween Ghost Centerpiece many times. I like the look of the arms but my poor ghosts have no arms. Instead of styrophome for the shape of the head I used a balloon blown up to the size I want and set it on an uprighted disposable plastic glass of any size you'd like. I prefer the taller plastic glasses. You can get a large bag of plastic glasses at a dollar store and just throw away the used ones when your project is completed. You can use the leftovers on a picnic, camping trip, at home for the kids, or whatever you'd like. The knot of the balloon is sitting inside the cup. It looks just fine with no arms tho I do like the arms now that I've seen them. The draping of the cheesecloth with the balloon works fine too. I just take a pin, needle, opened paper clip, or whatever and pop the ballon when the cheesecloth has dried. In the instructions along with what you said, you have to wrap the styrofoam with a plastic wrap. By using a balloon the cheesecloth doesn't stick and there's no cost for the styrofoam balls. Thanks, you reminded to get mine out of storage and set them up around the house. Sue

Crafter 14515

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